1 Penn Plz, New York, NY | Directions 1011940.750083 -73.992760
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
Best steak & wine in the Garden area! – Go to Tupelo about 3 times a week as we live across the street. it's either the food, the staff, or the cocktails that keep us coming back. Even when something's going on at the garden, we enjoy ourselves. Last week, had the filet & creamed spinach, and mac and brie with a bottle of BV. the steak was perfect, the sides were inventive and the wine underpriced. Sure it was loud and crowded, the Rangers were playing!!! Rather than annoy us, like other "tin roof" sounding fine dining restaurants around, we got into the vibe around us. Other nights, the scene is more chill. Either way, food is consistent and the staff very welcoming. If you haven't been and go to the garden for anything at all, you're missing out.
Great Time – A very professional place. I met up with some co-workers/business associates for some drinks and dinner. The bar was not so corwded that we could not talk to each other in a comfortable voice. The Bartenders were great fun with a sense of humor. Dinner was delicous and service was great!
One Bright Spot in the Area – In the vast wasteland of diners, delis, and sports bars in this area, Tupelo Grill is a hiddent jewel. The food is creative and delicious; the service is excellent; and the ambience is quiet and peaceful. You would hardly believe that you are right across the street from the Garden and Penn Station. I highly recommend to anyone.
Good venue, Good Pre-game, Missable Meal – Fine for a Pre-game meal if you don't mind overpriced pseudo-cuisine, but I wouldn't venture too far from the steaks. Service is fine, ambience is lacking and a little heavy on the testosterone. That said, can't beat the proximity to the Garden, its a great size/set-up for a large party, and not a bad place for an after-work beer if you're into that Bridge&Tunnel Penn Station crowd..
Making you feel special – Whether its a pre-Knick game dinner, or a business lunch, Tupelo is the place to go if you like Service and good food. If you want to truly feel special, ask to have Elizabeth as your waitperson. She lights up the floor and makes everyone feel like they are the only customer in the restaurant. The bar scene is good too and if you like eating outside in the summer, there are plenty of outdoor tables.
Garden Star – Finally, a truly excellent restaurant at Madison Square Garden, Tupelo blew us away from the moment we walked in, the manager was professional yet completely charming, a great bar scene and a menu to die for, as you can tell I loved it! highly recommend the crab cakes, sea bass skewers and Tupelo lemonade
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